Whether you’re getting married or planning a honeymoon, The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Adventure Centre and Spa, is the perfect destination to tie the knot. From exotic to traditional, the locations and options are vast and varied…
Unique and unusual settings for weddings include rainforest or jungle, where lush foliage and tropical flowers fashion a picture-perfect backdrop. Maya temples, shimmering rivers, cascading waterfalls and a variety of beautiful gardens also top the list as venues for unusual ceremonies.
If you’re looking for a Caribbean-style locale, Belize is the place! Be it traditional, innovative or somewhere in between, weddings are easily planned at any of Belize’s fine hotels and resorts. The Lodge at Chaa Creek has a wedding coordinator on staff to assist with some, or all of the planning and preparation for your ceremony. Both religious and civil ceremonies can be performed at virtually any location in the country.
Best of all, obtaining a marriage license in Belize is relatively simple and uncomplicated. Here’s what you need to know:
1. One or both parties must be in the country for three days prior to applying for a license. Marriage licenses can be obtained through either the Registrar General’s Office in Belize City (Tel: 501-227-7377, fax: 501-822-3390 or the Attorney General’s Ministry in Belmopan (Tel: 501-822-2504, fax: 501-822-3390). One day’s notice is required before you apply at the Attorney General’s Ministry. A marriage license can be picked up one or two days after it is approved and must be signed by a justice of the Peace. Cost of license for non-Belizeans is US$100 per couple.
2. Couples must provide valid passports with date of entry stamp.
3. Proof of citizenship is necessary, in the form of an original birth certificate with a raised seal, or signed by a notary public, that includes father’s name, or a valid passport would be considered as such proof.
4. If either party was previously married, proof of divorce, if applicable (an original or certified copy of your divorce certificate), or a certified copy of decree or death certificate is necessary if you’re a widow or widower, and must be submitted with the license application.
5. If you’re over 18 years of age, you don’t need a blood test or parental consent.
6. Two witnesses (male and female) are required to be present at the ceremony. (If a couple is traveling alone, hotel staff and/or guests are usually willing to stand in as witnesses.)
If you need any help or have further questions don’t hesitate to email Denise Duran at [email protected] or call 501-824-2037.